Do not summarize the readings/videos/podcasts, but rather engage with the theoretical ideas put forth by the
Think about the following questions as you write (you do not need to answer all of these questions): Do you
agree with the authors? Do you disagree with the authors? What are the authors trying to convey in the piece?
What new insights are offered? What do you believe is missing? Do the readings speak to your own
experience? How is it challenging you?
Your reading response should a) address the readings/videos/podcasts in some capacity (I want to know that
you have read/watched/listened to the pieces) and b) offer a critical engagement with the ideas offered.
Engage with the readings. The goal of these critical reflections is not to have any authoritative or definite
answers, but to showcase how you are thinking and engaging with the material. You may end up having more
questions after the readings/videos/podcasts, which I encourage you to incorporate into your response. As you
write this critical response imagine your audience to be the instructor, your fellow classmates and even the
author(s) you are responding to.